World Vision Ghana Holds Career Day in Kadjebi to Inspire Rural Students
World Vision Ghana’s Krachi-Nkwanta Cluster celebrates Career Day in Ahamansu community in the Kadjebi Area Programme of the Oti Region.
The event was aimed at exposing children in rural communities to a variety of careers they can aspire to, to motivate them to learn and dream big.
Kennedy Amponsah-Cheremeh, Project Officer for Education and Life Skills at World Vision, emphasized that rural children lack role models and mentors when it comes to career choices and aspirations, as they see limited options around them. This, in turn, affects their motivation to learn and aspire to greater heights.
To create a conducive and safe school environment for girls and boys to participate in school activities, World Vision’s Kadjebi Area Programme sought to institute Career Day. Ahamansu Evangelical Presbyterian, Local Assembly, Roman Catholic, and Erishad Basic Schools were selected to participate in the event.
The Director of Education for the Kadjebi District, Seth Deh-Seyram, thanked World Vision for their tremendous support towards education in the district. He encouraged the children present to study hard so they can take up careers that would make them responsible adults in society. Using himself as an example, Mr. Deh-Seyram said he was a Director of Education because he studied hard and went through the ranks to achieve his dreams.
During the event, selected children took turns to role play different careers to the admiration of the audience. About 1,000 people, including the Kadjebi District Director of Education, Chief Inspector of Schools and officers from the Ghana Education Service, heads of schools, teachers, chiefs and elders, students, police personnel, and parents, were in attendance.
For the most part, the Career Day celebration by World Vision Ghana’s Krachi-Nkwanta Cluster was a success, as it provided children in rural communities with an opportunity to explore different career options and aspire to greater heights. It is expected that the initiative will continue to motivate children to study hard and dream big, as well as encourage them to pursue their passions and make a positive impact in society.